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Protect Your Rights New Mexico Government Agencies

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1. Discrimination
2. Safety & Health
3. Unemployment Insurance
4. Wage & Hour/Labor Standards Violations
5. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in New Mexico, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: New Mexico

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

New Mexico Department of Labor

Human Rights Bureau
1596 Pacheco Street
Aspen Plaza, Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 827-6838
Toll-Free: (800) 566-9471
Web Address: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/dws-humanrights.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Human Rights Bureau is responsible for enforcing the New Mexico Human Rights Act of 1969 and state executive orders affecting human rights. The Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, credit and public accommodations on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, or serious medical condition. The division accepts complaints of discrimination and investigates those complaints to determine if there is a prima facie case of discrimination. The Bureau also offers an educational program to employee and employer groups on unlawful discrimination so as to prevent discrimination in the workplace.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Albuquerque District Office
505 Marquette Street, N.W.
Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 248-5201
TTY: (505) 248-5240

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

New Mexico Environment Department

Occupational Health and Safety Bureau
1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Phone: (505) 827-2855
Fax: (505) 827-2836
Mailing address:
525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 3
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502

Web Address: http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/Ohsb_Website/index.htm

Agency Description/Mission: The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (NMOHSB) is a state regulatory agency that is part of the New Mexico Environment Department. It has the responsibility of enforcing Occupational Health and Safety Regulations within New Mexico. New Mexico has adopted the Federal OSHA Regulations and has promulgated some State specific regulations. The scope of NM OHSB's jurisdiction includes all private industry and public entities such as city, county, and state government, excluding Federal Employees.

How to File a Complaint With State OSHA

OHSB Complaint Form

3. Unemployment Insurance

New Mexico Department of Labor

Unemployment Insurance Bureau, Employment Security Division
401 Broadway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1928
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone (Customer Service Line): (505) 841-2000

Web Address: https://uiclaims.state.nm.us/uiclaim/html/UICHome.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Unemployment Insurance Bureau is responsible for administering the provisions of the Unemployment Compensation Law of New Mexico and related federal programs. The bureau accomplishes this task through subordinate sections which provide for the payment of benefits to unemployed workers who meet the provisions of the law and for collection of taxes from liable employers to pay these benefits. Other U.I. bureau sections investigate fraud and abuse, determine types and causes of improper benefit payments, conduct mandated federal reviews and provide programmatic technical assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Unemployment Insurance Handbook

Applying for a New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Claim Benefits

Workforce Development Centers Location and Telephone Numbers

4. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

New Mexico Department of Labor

Wage & Hour Bureau, Labor & Industrial Division

Santa Fe Office
1596 Pacheco Street
Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 827-6817
Fax: (505) 827-9676


Albuquerque Office
121 Tijeras Ave. NE Ste. 3000
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 841-4400
Fax: (505) 841-4424

Las Cruces Office
226 South Alemeda Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: (575) 524-6195
Fax: (575) 524-6194


Web Address: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/dws-wagehour.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Wage and Hour Bureau administers statutes concerning minimum wage, payment of wages, blacklisting, and overtime. The bureau also assists in enforcing the Public Works Minimum Wage Act in regard to wage and hour violations. Under the Payment of Wages Statute, the bureau takes wage claims and assignments for unpaid wages from employees who have no bargaining agreement or contract to protect them. The bureau also provides seminars and materials to employer and employee groups on the compliance requirements of the various state laws.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)

ESA Wage & Hour Division

Albuquerque District Office
Western Bank Building, Suite 840
505 Marquette NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-2160
Phone: (505) 245-2142
Fax: (505) 245-2145

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.

5. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

Workers' Compensation Administration
2410 Centre Drive, SE
P. O. Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Phone: (505) 841-6000
Toll-Free: (800) 255-7965
TTD: (505) 841-6043
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web Address: http://www.workerscomp.state.nm.us/

Agency Description/Mission: assure the quick and efficient delivery of indemnity and medical benefits to injured workers at a reasonable cost to employers who are subject to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act and the New Mexico Occupational Disease & Disablement Law.

Frequently Asked Questions

Downloadable Forms and Booklets